Crafts, Home Decor

DIY Fruit Crate

Need a fruit basket? Try making this Fresh Fruit Crate instead!

For this project you will need:

  • Wooden crate
  • Custom “Fresh Fruit” stencil. It is really easy to customize stencils! Click here for more details!
  • Spray adhesive found here
  • Acrylic paint, we used the colors: white wash, drift wood and buttermilk. Those can be found here

Lets get started!Start off by spraying the back of your stencil with spray adhesive. Then place your stencil onto your crate, making sure it is centered. Once your stencil is centered, firmly press it into your crate.

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Mix together all three colors of paint to get an off white-taupe color. This color combination worked really well with the color of crate we found, however a different combination may work better for a different wood color. Don’t be afraid to experiment!

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Once you coat your brush with paint, swirl off the excess into a paper towel, making sure the bristles feel dry to touch. This makes sure the paint doesn’t bleed out of the stencil. Once the bristles feel dry, you can start lightly swirling the paint through your stencil. Be patient, It’ll take a few coats. Once you are happy with the opacity of the paint, peel off your stencil and admire your work!

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We hope you enjoy this project, if you get the chance to test it out for yourself please let us know! We are @MyCraftyStencils on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Have fun crafting and let your creativity shine!

Watch the full craft video here:

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